Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Hermy Wormy

reply to legal or ethical? question

10 posts in this topic

( Note from Admin, Please read forum policy before posting again,Thank-you.)

This is my personal opinion only...

First of all the kids should have been watching their bobbers.

Second, if the kids don't want to watch their bobbers they should pull their lines in.

"Angling with an unattended line, a setline, or a trotline is unlawful." (see pg. 8 of the fishing regulations)

I know kids are just that... kids. But if they are going to be fishing, which is a privilege, they should know the rules and regulations. We need to teach our kids the importance of conservation so that our kids, grandkids, and generations to come will have the same great expirience we did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea I will 3rd that answer that was a great answer Hermy Wormy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since this is a new post.. I want to keep everything on the up and up. It is an inevitable fact about fishing that you will inadvertently kill some fish while trying to catch and release. If it has never happened to you you obviously haven't been fishing much. What does the laws state about an accidental death of a fish if it is not within the slot. If you release it and it doesnt swim away what could a game warden do? Would this be wantan waste?

(P.S. I would like to state that I personally did not break the law, lines were always attended but sometimes it only takes a few seconds to differ between a deep hookset.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So much for staying anonymous. I left your name out on purpose.

However, I do agree with you on the fact that yes, fish DO get deep hooked and probably won't make it. That being said, my post was directed more toward the education of our kids, not bashing you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Personally I think you should be able to keep a fish in the slot that comes back up floating. But then how do they know that's what happened to the fish? It would be very hard to regulate.

As for the kids, they should be near their rod all the time. I see people fishing all the time that I swear have their kids with for that extra limit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree and, disagree here.

Children should be taught to monitor there lines, or real them in and set them aside tell they are again interested in actively fishing.

As for deep hooking fish, there are options to limit this too.

Use barb-less hooks with younger children. This limits deep hooking and also ads a layer of safty for them.

Use Circle hooks rigged barb-less. They are great choices for often distracted young fisherman. The fish often hook themselves, and will stay hooked if they keep the preasure on the fish while reeling in. Again, a safer hook option overall.

I have seen the "Attended Line" law abused by parents, and adults at times. One must remember there are laws concerning attended lines and how often they must be checked and monitored.

Another key thing to remember is very young children have a very short attention span for fishing at first. It is wise to have other activities at the ready so they are not forced to attend to a line they just have lost interest in totally. Don't force the kids to fish, and yell at them for not doing what the adults do.

Try to make the fishing experience and learning experience a gradual enjoyable one, so they learn to love it, and not learn to hate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about allowing the kids to have a little fun. I'm not talking about having the kids in the boat just to fish with the extra line but kids will be kids and they have a notoriously short attention span. A real fast way to turn a kid off to fishing is to make it too serious and nothing more than a drill about rules. Yes, teach them as you go, encourage them to take an active role in managing their line but even now I can get restless watching a bobber float on the water for what might seem like or actually be hours on end. They won't be content to watch their lines 100% of the time. They'll get occupied with other things but that's where we parents can come in. We can hellp them by keeping an extra eye out for their equipment and let them know that, "Hey! You have a fish on!" Now it's time for them to taste the fun.

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about allowing the kids to have a little fun. I'm not talking about having the kids in the boat just to fish with the extra line but kids will be kids and they have a notoriously short attention span. A real fast way to turn a kid off to fishing is to make it too serious and nothing more than a drill about rules. Yes, teach them as you go, encourage them to take an active role in managing their line but even now I can get restless watching a bobber float on the water for what might seem like or actually be hours on end. They won't be content to watch their lines 100% of the time. They'll get occupied with other things but that's where we parents can come in. We can hellp them by keeping an extra eye out for their equipment and let them know that, "Hey! You have a fish on!" Now it's time for them to taste the fun.

Bob

Bob,

I agree 100%! If the kids aren't having fun, you'll potentially lose a future fisherman/woman.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • What specific things make him indecent or classless?    Did he grab women by the pu**y? Did he make fun of a disabled reporter? Did he call most Mexicans rapists? Did he make fun of John McCain because he was captured in Vietnam? Did he repeatedly claim that the POTUS was born in Kenya? Did he repeatedly claim that the POTUS was a Muslim? Did he say Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever"? Did he say "Laziness is a trait in the blacks"?   I'd be interested to know what things Obama has done that are more indecent and classless than this.
    • Imagine an Obama who loved this country and had 8 years to show that.  The guy is smart, charismatic, and very likeable.  Instead we had 8 years of anti american ideology, lies, and race baiting. He chose that path, not me.
    • What reasons did you vote for Trump? Did it ever occur to you that those reasons may have been just things to get you to vote for him?
    • I know. I guess I forgot to put the  after my post.     Court decisions is what I was referring to because I also do not know of any laws officially separating church and state. There may be laws at the state or local level I don't know. The 1st amendment is not always interpreted by courts the same way. 
    • He has chosen to skip over decency and you earn respect, he is the one who had 8 years to show respect and class and failed.  He could have been the greatest president ever and unite this country but chose otherwise.  Even in his last days he is despicable.  That said i wont bow down to Trump and he needs to earn the respect obama has not.  Time will tell.
    • Anyone who thinks this country isn't heading to single payer, government funded healthcare is fooling themselves. I'm not in favor of it but we may as well just do it and get it over with now.
    • But will you recognize it? Just like I am sure that President Obama has signed legislation and done other things that YOU think are "good things"  for America that Sledneck doesn't recognize.
    • I give up.  Because it gets people to vote for them?    
    • Why would they worry about the debt, we can just print money????
    • It is a special accommodation for a particular religion.     No law states that that I am aware of.  Perhaps you have more information.  Just some court decisions which while they may be binding are not laws.  
  • Our Sponsors